Washington Court: Expiration Of Personal Injury Claim Bars Wrongful Death Action

Mealey's (November 10, 2015, 1:58 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — Recent case law clarifies that expiration of a man’s personal injury claim also bars his widow’s wrongful death action, a Washington appeals court held Nov. 9 (Geraldine Barabin, et al. v. AstenJohnson Inc., et al., Nos. 72626-9-1, 72720-6-1, 72721-4-1, 72722-2-1, 727224-9-1, 72725-7-1, Wash. App., Div. 1; 2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 2726).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151118-008Z.)

Geraldine and Henry Barabin sued a number of companies, claiming that from 1968 to 2001, Henry Barabin worked at the Crown-Zellerbach paper mill, which used asbestos-containing dryer felts. Barabin...
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